The Department of State Services (DSS) has alerted Nigerian public about plans by some criminal elements to carry out violent attacks on public places including key and vulnerable points during the yuletide seasons.
The Service’s Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, Ph.D who raised the alarm in a statement on Tuesday, gave out contact phone numbers with which to reach the Service times of emergency.
The DSS also unveiled its interactive website.
According to the statement, the “planned dastardly acts are to be executed through the use of explosives, suicide bombing and other dangerous weapons.
“The objective is to create a general sense of fear among the people and subsequently undermine the Government”, the DSS revealed.
Against this backdrop, the Service advised all citizens to be “extra vigilant and report strange movements and indeed, all suspicions around them to security and law enforcement agencies.”
On its part, the Service said its “collaborating with other sister agencies to ensure that adequate measures are put in place for protection of lives and property.
“To further achieve this purpose, the Service has provided these emergency response numbers 08132222105 and 09030002189 for urgent contacts.”
Unveiling the DSS website, the service it was also using the opportunity to unveil its interactive website http://www.dss.gov.ng for public communication support.
“Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of these platforms and similar ones provided by related agencies to timely reach and avail them (security agencies) of required information.
“However, the Service advises those planning to cause chaos and damage to public peace to desist from such as it will stop at nothing to apprehend and bring them to justice.
“While assuring citizens and residents of their safety during and after the festive periods, the DGSS, Alhaji YM. Bichi fwc, with his Management and Staff, wishes all, Happy Celebrations and a Prosperous 2021”, the DSS said.